Introducing The Herdwick

 


The Herdwick

We are pleased to announce the opening of our first brand new apartment, The Herdwick!

This Luxurious apartment is fitted out to a very high standard. features a large open plan Kitchen/Living Room with a Log Fire, You can enjoy some of the amazing views of the Coniston Old Man from the balcony or in the hot tub.

This apartment is now available for bookings via the Sykes Cottages website at the link below.

http://www.sykescottages.co.uk/cottage/Lake-District-Cumbria-The-Lake-District-Scar-Head/Herdwick-921822.html

Spring Special Offer

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Looking Forward to 2015

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Hoping you all had a brilliant start to the new year and that the rest of the year continues to be just as good!

Here at The Wilson’s we have a lot of plans for 2015 starting off with two new luxury self catering apartments, furnished to the same high standard as our very popular Wilson’s No.3 and The Mews, both will be available to let starting from Easter. We are very excited about these, expect more information about the apartments as they get closer to completion.

 

New Years Eve at The Wilsons

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Come and celebrate the new year with us by enjoying a night of guaranteed fun and festivity.

Champagne on arrival with full buffet available.

£35 per person, bookings now being taken.

Terms and Conditions with Exclusions may apply.

Winter at The Wilson’s

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The weather has turned and the days are shorter, we are now well into winter and there’s no better place to escape from the cold than the Wilson’s.

Especially now that we are starting to serve our seasonal winter menu with our section of specially chosen winter warmer meals which can be seen here.

Dont forget that our winter special offer of only £19.99 for bed and breakfast per person is also still available until the 30th of this month!

Terms and Conditions with Exclusions may apply when booking your stay.

 

New Refurbished Rooms!

Refurbished RoomsAfter months of hard labour our old, outdated rooms have finally been fully refurbished to an exceptional standard! For more information please visit The Wilsons Rooms.

Many thanks go to Dave Pennick from Photo Express, Ulverston for providing the images!

The Wilsons Saddlebacks

The Wilsons has been busy gearing up for the Summer holidays!   We have a lot of new benches and umbrellas (for those hot summer days to come) and the back field has been mowed, the Lamb pens are built and we have also built a couple of Pig Arks, for Annie and her piglets.

Annie is a Saddleback pig.  The saddlebacks which came about when Lord Western was travelling in Italy and decided that the Neapolitan pigs would be ideal  to improve the breed of Essex pigs.  He crossed the Neapolitan with the Essex Sows to create the Neapolitan-Essex.  Overtime one of his tenants, used the Neapolitan-Essex boars, belonging to Lord Western, and crossed them with his coarse Essex sows and therefore established the Improved Essex.  The Essex pig originally had a black head and neck, as well as a clearly defined belt of white  over the shoulders and continuing over the forelegs. The rest of the body was black with the tip of the tail and feet being white.

The Essex pig was then crossed with the Wessex (a cross between two indigenous old English bacon pigs which was black all over, with a continuous belt of white hair over the forelegs and shoulder),    to  “make a feature of the chief colouration marking?…”.  So the respective breed societies amalgamated in 1918, in 1967 the British Saddleback breed was established.

British Saddlebacks are hardy breed and are noted for their mothering ability. The breed is known for its grazing ability and has secured a place in organic production.

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The Wilsons Well Uncovered..

Matthew and his Team have uncovered the original Well at the front of the pub (still in excellent condition), which we can only date to 1838 when the Wilsons Cottages were built. The Well was still in use when the Mayvers Family bought The Wilsons Arms over 40 years ago.

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”Birthday”

We stayed at this lovely Inn for a 2 day trip to celebrate my birthday 12th January. Very warm welcome, refurbished room beautiful, staff friendly and very hardworking. Lovely food on both nights and my husband appreciated the real ale choices. We had to cut our 3 day visit one day short due to severe weather warning but would certainly book again.
Log fire and papers great treat..
Well done all of you..

”2 men, 2 women & a dog!”

After a soggy wet day on the fells we came here for an evening bar meal. Immediately we were impressed with the welcoming & cozy ambiance & settled down near the blazing log fire.
We had been a bit apprehensive about bringing the dog out in the evening, but she was made as welcome as any other 2 footed customer.
We enjoyed some great local beers & a lovely meal made from local produce.
We all chose the burgers which were absolutely amazing-excellent quality, well presented & colossal in size.
Seeing other food coming out of the kitchen, on another of our visits to the lakes we will come back here again & try some of the other lovely looking food.